We're Building a Global Economy Where Black & Latinx Innovators Boldly Create, Invest & Thrive

NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN A COMMUNITY INVESTING IN ITSELF

The same inequities we've committed to fighting are now more pronounced during our times of crisis. While the United States is preparing to reopen and repair its economy, we see a unique opportunity to reshape and redesign an economy to be racially inclusive and resilient. Our new resiliency is dependent on what, how, and when we create new and bold economic opportunities for our nation's most vulnerable and often overlooked communities. It must include access to sufficient amounts of investment capital and a diverse representation (race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic) in the leadership of those distributing that capital. These needs underscore the importance of our work and mission in our current trifecta of crises.

Our Work

We are developing a new community of investors and innovators, rooting in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and extending to emerging professionals and fund managers.

We Provide:


  • Micro investments (equity-free) for technology entrepreneurs and technical assistance

  • Mentorship, peer communities, and leadership development for emerging venture capital leaders

  • Access to paid internships and fellowship programs for students exploring careers in venture capital

EXPLORE OUR VC INTERNSHIPS

Building a Thriving Community With Established Leaders

Kanyi Maqubela, Investor at Kindred Ventures, teaching at the Fellows Summit.
Noramay Cadena, Investor at MiLA Capital, teaching at the Fellows Summit.
Chris Fralic, Investor at First Round Capital, teaching at a VC Bootcamp in NYC.
Megan Holston-Alexander (Investor, Andreessen Horowitz), Chris Bennett (CEO and Founder, Wonderschool), Marlon Nichols (Investor, MaC Venture Capital).
The Shaderoom Founder, Angelica Nwandu, networking with Courtney Johnson, HBCU Venture Fellow (2019 New Fellows Retreat).

We Invest in People, Not Companies. We Believe Culture Adds Value and that the Boldest Innovations Originate in the Margins.

CHANGING THE FACE AND IMPACT OF VENTURE CAPITAL

Bryanna BarnettHBCUvc Venture Fellow, Class 2
Cheryl Campos2020 Emerging VC LeaderRepublic
Gabby Cazeau2020 Emerging VC Leader
Harlem Capital Partners

Mario Ruiz2020 Emerging VC Leader
Paypal Ventures
Kymberlee Hill2020 PledgeLA FellowGrid 110
David JeffriesHBCU Venture Fellow, Class 2
Desmond Wiggins2020 Venture Lab + FundFounder, BatteryXchange

MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT TOWARDS AN EQUITABLE FUTURE